About Changing Pathways

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow.

We provide free and confidential services for people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced, domestic abuse and other forms of inter-personal violence including stalking, harassment, ‘honour-based’ abuse and forced marriage. We focus on listening to survivors; together we decide the support required to enable them to take their first step on a pathway to rebuilding their lives.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has affected the lives of thousands of women and children in Essex.

Available positions

Civil Orders Advocate/IDVA – Full Time – based in Basildon but also covering Thurrock, Harlow, Colchester and Southend

Therapeutic Lead – 1-year fixed term contract – based in Basildon


We are looking to recruit a creative and inspiring therapeutic lead who will help establish Changing Pathways as leaders in the provision of trauma informed interventions in the domestic abuse sector.

Therapeutic Lead – 1-year fixed term contract – based in Basildon

25 hours per week, £35,000 per annum pro rata

About the Role

You will be responsible for leading the organisation’s therapeutic service offer for survivors of domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse and stalking, ensuring a safe and high-quality service is developed which has its origins in Trauma Informed Research and Practice.

You will be responsible for delivering CBT/DBT based groups across our geographical area.

You will also be responsible for supporting a small team of sessional counsellors, guiding them towards a recovery orientated way of working.

The role will require you to be based at Basildon, however Changing Pathways are considering a blended working agreement which could include some time working from home.

About You

You will bring your passion and commitment to work in a trauma informed way to this role, sharing this with the wider team and our partners.

You will be empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

 You will also have an understanding of our core values:

  • Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
  • Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
  • Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact Tracy Vallis at welcome@changingpathways.org or 01268 729707 Option 2.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 5th October 2021. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Interviews may be held remotely via video.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

Therapeutic Lead JD September 2021V3

1.-Organisational-Info-for-Applicants

2. DBS Policy Statement

3. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

4. Application Form Guidance

5. Job-Application-Form

6. Applicant E&D form


**** This role would ideally suit a qualified IDVA ****

Civil Orders Advocate/IDVA – Full Time – based in Basildon but also covering Thurrock, Harlow, Colchester and Southend.

37.5 hours per week, £26,012 per annum, two-year fixed term contract.

About the Role

We are seeking a dynamic and skilled practitioner to work in our specialist service to provide an efficient and effective independent service to adult survivors by attaining effective Civil Orders to enhance their safety. We are seeking candidates who strive to achieve the best outcomes for our service users, helping them to recover from their experiences and live fulfilling lives.

The role requires delivery of training and consultancy to Changing Pathways staff and our partners across the county.

This is a specialist role so you must have current domestic abuse experience.

A vehicle and clean and current driving licence is required for this post.

The role will require you to be based in Basildon, however Changing Pathways are considering a blended working agreement which could include some time working from home.

About You

You will be empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

You will also have an understanding of our core values:

  • Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
  • Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
  • Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact Gemma at welcome@changingpathways.org or 01268 729707 Option 2.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 29/9/21. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Interviews will be held remotely via video.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

Civil Orders Advocate JD (IDVA) – July 2021

1.-Organisational-Info-for-Applicants

2. DBS Policy Statement

3. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

4. Application Form Guidance

5. Job-Application-Form

6. Applicant E&D form

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